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Register for the Fall and Winter Term, 1867-8. 


His Excellency, the Governor. 
His Honor, the Lieutenant Governor. 
Rev. James F. Clarke, D.D., Jamaica riain. 
Prof. John P. Marshall, A. M., Somerville. 
Rev. George D. Wildes, A.M., Salem. 
Rev. William Rice, A.M., Springfield. 
Hon. Emory Washburn, LL.D., Cambridge. 


Rev. Samuel T. Seelye, D.D., Easthampton. 
John D. Philbrick, A. M., Boston. 
David H. Mason, A. M., Newton Centre. 

Hon. Joseph White, A. M., Sec'y and Treas'r. 
Rev. Samuel C. Jackson, D.D., Assist. Sec'y. 
Abner J. PiiiPPS, A. M., Agent. 


Prof. John P. Marshall, A. M., Somerville. | Rev, George D. Wildes, A. M., Salem. 


Daniel B. Hagar, A. M., fPrincipal. 

Ellen M. Dodge. 

Mary E. Webb. 

Caroline J. Cole. 

Mary N. Plumer. 

Sophia 0. Driver. 

M. Isabella Hanson. 

Harriet L. Martin. 

Christine Chaplin, Teacher of Drawing. 
O. B. Brown, Esq., Teacher of Music. 

Hon. Joseph White, A. M., Lecturer on 
Civil Polity. 

Prof. William P. Atkinson, Lecturer on 
English Literature. 

Prof. Edward S. Morse, Lecturer on Zoology. 



Class ^. 

Mary A. Clarke, Salem. 

Catharine D. May, Lynn. 

Harriett E. Clough, Gloucester. 

Eliza H. Merrill, Franklin, N. H. 

Catharine F. Corner, Marblehead. 

Esther R. Perkins, Lynnfield Centre. 

Annie H. DoUiver, Gloucester. 

Nellie A. Pierson, Lawrence. 

Charlotte M. Echols, Salem. 

Elizabeth A. Pinnock, Salem. 

Cynthia A. Goodnow, Littleton. 

Harriet P. Prichard, Marblehead. 

Elizabeth J. Hadley, Swampscott. 

Jane K. Sanger, Lynn. 

Florence E. Jtlannan, Sandwich. 

Ida Tappan, Gloucester. 

Ellen J. Hunt, Maiden. 

Eliza M. Upham, Chelsea. 

Mary J. Lefavour, Marblehead. 

Leora L. Upton, Lowell. 

Linella Lewis, Salem. 


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Fanny Ashenden, Melrose. 

Harriet A. Harris, Freetown. 

Marietta H. Barstow, Hanover 

Addie H. Hatch, Cliftondale. 

Maria \V. Baylies, Taunton. 

Abbie M. Johnson, Stoneham. 

Mary C. Bowler, Marblehead. 

M. Esther Marshall, Tewksbury. 

Mary E. Boynton, Swampscott. 

Elizabeth S. Merritt, Salem. 

Patience Breck, Franklin. 

Sarah J. Patten, Westfbrd. 

Mary A. Burnham, Durham, N. H. 

Marietta Poole, Rockport. 

Clara M. Cassell, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Sarah J. Sanders, Lynn. 

Harriet S. Crosby, Chelsea. 

Elizabeth W. Savory, Salem. 

E. Florence Davis, Lowell. 

Mary I. Shankland, Lynn. 

Sarah S. Davis, Haverhill. 

Clara J. Simonds, Lynn. 

Louisa M. Elliott, Taunton. 

A. Arabella Somes, North Chelsea. 

Clara A. Emerson, Lowell. 

Mary E. Terry, North Weymouth. 

Hannah E. Fabens, Fort Lee, N. Y. 

Elizabeth Turkington, Methuen. 

Emeline C. Farley, Ipswich. 

Clara E. Turner, Bremen, Me. 

Jessie F. Ford, Salem. 

Mary E. Weston, Chelsea. 

Lorette M. Furber, Dover, N. H. 

Emma M. Whitford, Waltham. 

Marianna Gay, Chelsea. 

Alfrena J. Whittredge, Lynnfield Centre. 

AbbieM. Goodwin, Newburyport. 

Edith K. Wiggin, Wakefield, N. H. 

Clementine D. Grover, Gloucester. 

Mary A. Wiggin, Exeter, N. H. 

Martha C. Hagar, Worcester. 

Alida C. Willis, Swampscott. 42. 

Class or. 

Georgiana Beckett, South Danvers. 

Abby C. Lewis, Alfred, Me. 

Matilda J. Carapbell, . Machias, Me. 

Lovey A. Lewis, Alfred, Me. 

Emma L. Chadwick, Chelsea. 

LydiaMendum, Melrose, 

S. Letitia Clarke, Woonsocket, R. 1. 

Ellen H. Mort, Lowell. 

Susan P. Clark, Melrose. 

Harriet T. Nealley, Lynn. 

Clara M. Colcord, Swampscott. 

Anna D. Newman, Middleton. 

Mary E. Conant, North Beverly, 

Anna G. Nichols, Melrose. 

Emma L. Crosby, Lowell. 

Mary E. Nichols, South Reading. 

Jane F. Dean, Taunton. 

Charlotte H. Oliver, Lynn, 

Ruth H. Driver, Salem. 

Maria W. Pitts, Millville. 

Lizzie Dunn, Salem. 

Justine F. Proctor, Lynn. 

Maria Grant, Salem. 

Ellen A. O.Reed, Topslield. 

Myra Hall, Dennis. 

Maria A. Rust, Ipswich. 

Eliza M. llarriman, Stoneham. 

Helen P. Tenney, Manchester. 

^anny L. Hughes, Beverly. 

Emma F. Thomas, Charlestown. 

! Susan E. Hunt, Charlestown. 

Alice R. Turnbull, South Reading. 

Sarah E. Lakeman, Ipswich. 

Abbie F. Woodward, Lowell. 34. 

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Susan E. Allen, Lynn. 

Ellen A. Lothrop, South Reading. 

Ella A. Bailey, Lowell. 

Emma J. Merrill, Fitzwilliam, N. 11. 

Eliza A. Baxter, Newbernc, N. C. 

Sarah M Newman, Winchendon. 

Augusta Billings, Sedgwick, Me. 

Mary Emma Nichols, Beverly. 

Mary H. Boyes, Andes, N. Y. 

Jennie A. Norris, Dracut. 

Annie Brown, Circleville, Ohio. 

Sarah F. Norton, Maiden. 

Julia L, Brigham, Montpelier, Vt. 1 

Lucy A. Peabody, Wenham. 

Marcia A. Burbank, Danville, N. H. 

JNIartha J. Porter, P'ast Boston. 

Mary B. Chamberlain, Salem. ; 

Mary A. Richardson, Lawrence. 

Virginia A. Clarkson, Newburyport. : 

Ella L. Rogers, Tewksbury. 

Nettie E. Currier, South Amcsbury. i 

Ellen E. Rowe, Gloucester. 

Mary E. Dager, South Reading. 1 

Annie L. Sanborn, Salem. 

Abbie L. Davis, Lowell. | 

Annie R. Sawyer, Durham, N. II. 

Sarah M. Dike, Beverly. j 

Emma L. Shedd, Waltham. 

Ida A. Emerton, South Reading. | 

Ida Sheldon, Lowell. 

Mary E. Emery, Montpelier, Vt. 

Mary E. Trask, Salem. 

! Susan G. Fellowes, Deerfield Cen., N. II. 

Vesta M. Vaughan, Portsmouth, N. H. 

Harriet E. Flye, Saugus Centre. 

Eliza J. Wallace, Lawrence. 

Annie B. Fgeter, East Saugus. j 

Luella A. Ward well, Lowell. 

Eliza C. Gutterson, Lynn. 1 

Kate Watkins, Farmville, Va. [N. H. 

Sarah A. Hamlin, Provincetown. 1 

Hattie A. Watson, North wood Narrows, 

Emma M. Hoyt, West Amcsbury. j 

Lucy B. Wiggin, Wakefield, N H. 

Abbie F. Jaquith, Chelsea. j 

Hattie F. Wiley, Lynntield. 47. 

Sarah L. Lawrence, Saugus Centre. i 

Nuinbcr of Students in attendance dun 

ng tlie term, .... 145. 

Number present during tlie past year 


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This Institution was established by the Comrnonwealth of Massachusetts, with 
the liberal co-operation of the City of Salem and the Eastern Railroad Company, 
for the direct preparation of Female Teachers to instruct in the Common and 
Hifli Schools required by law. It is under the charge of the State Board of 
Education, and of a special Board of Visitors. During the period that has 
elapsed since the reception of the first Class, in September, 1854, one thousand 
and eiyhty-seven Ladies have been members of the School ; and of these, four 
hundred and sixty-three have received diplomas, upon the honorable completion 
of the prescribed course of study. 

S c I) I 1^ c a u a n D ST c v nt s . 

The School Year is divided into two terms, each containing nineteen weeks of 
study, with a week's recess near the middle of the term. 

The next term will commence on Thursday, February 20th, 1868, and will 
close on Thursday, July 9th, 1868. 

rThe present term will close on Thursday, January 23d, with public exercises "j 
of Examination and Graduation, commencing at 9 o'clock, A. M. J 

0lTi ni f s s r n . 

Candidates for admission must be at least sixteen years of age ; must present a 
*satisfactory certificate of good moral character; must declare their full intention 

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of faithfully observini; tlie regulations of the School, during their connection with 
it, and of afterwards teaching in the public schools of Massachusetts ;* and must 
pass a satisfactory examination in Reading, Spelling, Defining, Writing, Arith- 
metic, English Grammar, Geography, the History of the United States, and 
Algebra (through Equations of the First Degree with one unknown quantity). 
A greater age and higher attainments than those prescribed, with some experience 
in teaching, render the course of study in the Institution still more useful. 

The Examination for admission takes place on Thursday, the first day of each 
term, commencing at 8 o'clock, A. M., or as soon after that hour as the Candidates 
may be able t) arrive. Except in extraordinary cases, no one is examined later in 
the term. 

S I u ti f p s . 

These arc of two kinds ; the more strictly professional, which are prescribed 
for all the members of the School ; and those that are more general in their 
character, which are pursued as the students may need or desire, in preparation 
for teaching in the several grades of public schools. The latter are divided into 
three classes : — I, The " Brai^ches of Learning" prescribed by law for all i)ublic 
schools ; II, Those prescribed for all High Schools ; III, Those prescribed for High 
Schools of the second class. 

Professional Studies. 1. Philosophy, History, and Art of Education in its 
several departments ; including General Principles and Methods of Instruction, 
Mental and Moral Philosophy, School Laws, School Organization and Gov- 
ernment, &c. 

2. Principles and Best Methods of Instruction, both elementary and more 
advanced, in the several branches of school study. 

3. Exercises in Teaching, for the illustration and application of these 
Principles and Methods; and other Exercises, both Oral and Written, for 
cultivating that power and propriety of thought and expression which are so 
essential to the teacher's success. Observation and practice in other schools are 
also recommended, and the former, to some extent, is required. 

General Studies. Class I. "'Orthography, Reading, Writing, English 
Grammar, Geography, Arithmetic, the History of the United States, and Good 
Behavior;" and also "Algebra, Vocal Music, Drawing, Physiology, and Hygiene." 

* Ladies design iii'.' to toach in other States or in private schools may be admitted by 
paying $15 a term for tuition. 


which, in the words of the law, " shall be taught in all the public schools in 
which the School Committee deem it expedient.' ' By a recent statute, Agriculture 
has been added to these studies. 

Class II. " General History, Book-keeping, Surveying, Geometry, Natural 
Philosophy, Chemistry, Botany, the Civil Polity of this Commonwealth and of 
the United Slates, and the Latin Language," 

Class III. " The Greek and French Languages, Astronomy, Geology, Rhetoric, 
Logic, Intellectual and Moral Science, and Political Economy.". See General 
Statues of Mass., chap. 38, <5»^ 1, 2. 


Pupils who have successfully completed the Professional Studies of the School, 
and who approve themselves, upon examination, fully competent to instruct in the 
General Studies of the first class, and in most of those of the Second and Third 
Classes, receive the First Diploma of the School. Those who also show themselves 
well acquainted with the remaining studies of the Second and Third Classes, 
receive the Second Diploma. So far as practicable, the needed acquaintance with 
these General Studies, especially with those of the first class, should be acquired 
by students before their admission to the SchooL 

The prescribed Course of Study for the first Diploma extends thr mgh two years ; 
but pupils may enter in advance, whenever their examination show that they can 
do this advantageously. 

2lilirati», Apparatus, auti ii^useum. 

The Institution has already a valuable supply, chiefly through donation, of these 
material aids of education, which are so important for its full success, (the 
Library containing, in works for general reference and reading, and in text-books, 
about eight thousand volumes). To provide for them ampler accommodations, the 
School Building has been enlarged, and now presents room for long ranges of book- 
shelves and cabinet-cases, for filling which the school must rely chiefly upon the 
continued liberality of its Friends and the Friends of Education, especially of those 
who appreciate the claims of Higher Female Education with particular reference 
to the work of educating others. 

Tuition is free to those who comply with the condition of teaching in the public 
schools of Massachusetts, wherever they may have previously resided. A small 
fee ($2.00) is paid by each pupil at the beginning of the term, for incidental ex- 


The text-books required arc mostly furnished without charge from the School 
Library. It is recommended, however, that the pupils should bring with them, 
for purposes of reference and comparison, the text-books which they have already 
studied ; and they should especially be provided with a Bible, a Dictionary and a 
recent Atlas. 

The price which is commonly paid by the pupils for board, (not including 
washing, or separate fire and lights,) is, at present, alx)ut $3.50 per week. 

Pupils who come to the School daily in the steam cars, obtain season tickets 
at one half of the usual rates. 

For the assistance of those who would find even the moderate expenses of the 
School burdensome, the Commonwealth makes an annual appropriation of a 
thousand dollars. One half of this amount is distributed at the close of each 
term, among pupils from Massachusetts who may merit and need the aid, in sums 
varying according to the distance of their residence from Salem, and their 
necessary expenses in attending the School, but not exceeding in any case $1.50 
per week. In this distribution, the first term of a pupil's connection Avith the 
School is not reckoned, unless she enters prepared to complete the prescribed course 
of study in less than two years. 

Aid is also rendered, in cases of special merit and need, from the income of the 
fund of Five Thousand Dollars, for which the School is indebted to the munificent 
bequest of Nathaniel I. Bowditcu, Esq., of Brookline. 

To School Committees. If the Chairmen of the School Committees of Massa- 
chusetts will send to the Principal of this School copies of their School Reports, 
he will esteem it a (ircal favor. To the few gentlemen who had the kind- 
ness to respond to a former similar request, the Principal hereby oficrs his 
sincere thanks. 

Salem, December, 1867. 


The Next Term of the Statk Noiimai. i Public Schools of Massachusetts, Tuition is 

School at Salkm, Mass., will commence } Fi:kk. Text booksi are mov^tly furnisiicd from 

witii an examintition of candidatos for ad- i tiie Library of llie Suliool. From the State 

mission, on Thursday, Fi^bruary L'O, ISCiS. ] Apjiiopiiation and oilier sources, more tlian 

Tins Institution is open to Ladies not less ' $1400 is annually distributed to pupils who 

than sixteen years of age, (without limit as | merit and need the aid. 

to place of residence,) who may wish to ])ur- { For Circulars, or further information, ad- 
sue a Coarse of Study in direct prejjaration i dress 

for the work of teaching in Common or High | THE PIUNCIPAL. 

Schools. To all who iutead to teach in the \ 

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